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Old 10-01-2015, 05:02 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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It's been a dozen years since we grew carrots, but I'm so happy with the results from a container that we're sure to grow 'em that way again.
I didn't do anything this year like carrots, but I am thinking next spring I will try some cool weather veggies. I am glad you could do them in containers. I have never done carrots period. I am also thinking beets and radishes.
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Old 10-01-2015, 05:04 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Hi all , I am new forum and very excited to be part of city-data.
Welcome and hope to hear more from you. Our gardening thread isn't as actve from now until about April, bt we are here from time to time and lots of the other forums are always fun to be part of.
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Old 10-01-2015, 06:16 AM
 
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I didn't do anything this year like carrots, but I am thinking next spring I will try some cool weather veggies. I am glad you could do them in containers. I have never done carrots period. I am also thinking beets and radishes.
We actually do have some beets and radishes in containers right now. I hope they have time to mature.

Back when we gardened in the ground, we would use a tire iron to create a conical hole in the dirt, fill the hole with vermiculite and a touch of potting soil, then plant carrots and parsnips in each one. We had fibrous roots in the ground and this method worked really well.
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Old 10-02-2015, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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I picked 3 Walmart bags full of cherry tomatoes, another 5 bags or Roma tomatoes, and 5 bags or regular tomatoes. I've canned, made enough salsa to feed all of Mexico, and given away so many vegetables people run when they see me now. Still 10 huge pumpkins, 5 watermelons, and a lot of peppers to pick. My Kale plants are still full and huge. It was 90 degrees here yesterday and SNOW forecast for Wednesday.

I have enough canned and frozen veggies to last all winter. Sunflower seeds are drying, I have about 50 pounds of them for bird food this winter.

WHEW!
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Old 10-04-2015, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC (zone 7b)
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In NC, we were lucky enough to miss the crazy amounts of rain that's hitting SC right now. I was able to get out into the garden and pick a spaghetti squash and some peppers that are still producing well. I also got my crimson clover cover crop on my back beds. It's in a little late, so I hoping t will germinate before it gets too cold here. We shall see...



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Old 10-05-2015, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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We are still cutting okra from the three gallon pots I have it planted in. I've had more fried okra this summer than in the last decade.
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Old 10-09-2015, 04:25 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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We are still cutting okra from the three gallon pots I have it planted in. I've had more fried okra this summer than in the last decade.
Us too. It was really late, so late I was beginning to think I had purchased some seeds that were mismarked and we were not going to have a single okra. Now I can't get it to stop. I have noticed, now that the nights are cooling down, they okra isn't maturing nearly as fast. For a few weeks, they would go from tiny little things to almost too big in just a day or so.
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Old 10-18-2015, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC (zone 7b)
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Last harvest before a freeze tonight. The crimson clover cover crop is doing well.



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Old 10-19-2015, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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I made 12 jars of salsa from the tomatoes, onions and peppers I picked yesterday. I need to pick another 10 bags or so of tomatoes but it's pouring rain and 45 degrees today. I've managed to feed my relatives (10 people) here and a lot of neighbors and friends with fresh vegetables this summer, fill my freezer and have canned a ton. Really makes me feel good. Looking forward to next year!
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Old 10-19-2015, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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Okra is still producing and should for another month. Plans are underway for next years crop based on what we learned this year. 2 plants per 3 gallon nursery pot seem to be the most productive. Not as many per plant as the one per pot but more per pot with the 2 plants. Not as high and easier to stake it up to keep the wind from blowing it over.
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